Gerald Watts trained at Imperial and King’s Colleges, London University, United Kingdom. He is a senior consultant physician, specializing in cardiometabolic medicine, and current chair of The Familial Hypercholesterolaemia-Australasia Network and Executive Board Member of the International Atherosclerosis Society. He is the clinical lead of Cardiometabolic Services in the Department of Cardiology at Royal Perth Hospital and is Professor of Cardiometabolic Medicine in the University of Western Australia. Research interests include lipid disorders, obesity and cardiovascular prevention, and clinical interest focuses on delivering improved health care for high risk dyslipidemias, particularly familial hypercholestrolaemia. He has supervised several Masters and PhD students and post-doctoral research fellows, and holds several research grants and has multiple international collaborations. Professor Watts has authored over 550 published works and is on the editorial board of Atherosclerosis, Clinical Science, Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Lipidology, and Current Opinion in Lipidology.